Cute little heart shaped hand pies filled with caramel, chocolate, and pecans. Then just for an added bonus they are then topped with more caramel, more chocolate, and more pecans. It’s Turtles heaven in a little hand pie!
whatcha been up?
I know right!
They are the bomb….
I freaking love these things!
They are seriously addictive. I mean I barely got the little suckers out of the oven and…
Bam, it got scarfed before it even cooled….
or glazed, or drizzled. I could not help myself.
Turtles are my weakness. I cannot resist them.
If you’re like me you’re going to want the recipe for these bad boys. Well, today you can find the recipe over at Go Bake Yourself. And no, I’m not telling you off. That’s the name of my friend Uru’s website. She runs the most fabulous blog and she’s still in high school people. When I was in high school I could barely do my homework, let alone run a popular food blog. She’s amazeballs people. I could have never pulled that off at her age.
Uru is writing exams right now so she asked for volunteers to guest post for her. Since I love her immensely I just had to offer up my services. I asked Uru if she had any requests and she asked me for something turtley. It’s sort of “my thang”. So I happily dove head first into these hand pies, literally, for Uru.
Now get yer butts over to Uru’s site to check out these Turtle Hand Pies. Make them immediately. Then send me a dozen.
It’s the least you can do since I dreamed up the recipe.
I’m a giver.
- 1 package of pre-made refrigerated pie dough
- 1 package of caramel candies
- 1 package of chocolate chips or wafers
- 1/2 cup chopped or crushed pecans
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C)
Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Roll out your dough onto parchment paper. Use cookie cutters, or biscuit cutters to cut small shapes. I did half with hearts and half with rounds.
For me this made 10 hand pies. So you will need double that amount of shapes since you have a top and a bottom.
Once you cut them out you can roll out leftover dough to cut more shapes.
Lay half of your shapes on top of the parchment lined cookie sheets.
Fill each pie dough with a small amount of chocolate, I used two wafers per pie. Don’t over-stuff or they’ll leak. If using chips I’d say use about 1 tablespoon per pie dough.
Add one to two pieces of caramel to each mini pie shape. I found cutting the caramels into smallish pieces really helps to keep them from getting too much height that it would be hard to get the top pie piece on later.
Now add about one to two pecan halves, crushed or broken into each pie dough.
Place your top piece of pie dough over top and smooth out.
Press down gently and then go around the edges with your fingers to press them tight so nothing leaks out.
Take a fork and press the edges again so they are tight. Go around the entire edge with the fork. Then poke little holes in the top of the pie dough so steam can release out the top as the cook.
You can brush them with egg wash if you like, I oddly was out of eggs so I didn’t worry about that.
You can also sprinkle them with sugar at this point if you like. I tossed some Demerara sugar on half of mine.
Place them in a preheated 400 degree F (204 degrees C) oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
While they cook you can prep some drizzle for the top.
Take about 1/2 cup of chocolate and melt it in the microwave (or use a double boiler if you prefer that method) for about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Check and stir every 15 to 30 seconds since every microwave cooks differently. You wanted it melted and smooth for drizzling.
Take about 1/2 cup of caramels and melt them the same way. (If you over cook it try adding a touch of cream to loosen it up a bit.)
Crush some extra pecans, about 1/4 cup, for tossing over top of the hand pies.
Once the hand pies are out of the oven drizzle them first with chocolate, then caramel. Now you can toss pecans over top.
Serve with big old Turtles smile!
For other Turtley Treats check these out (you might want to grab a coffee, there’s a lot of them):
Turtles Cheesecake Pizza: Guest Post by Crumb
Turtles Sweet Rolls: Guest Post by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
Um, apparently I have a problem.
More of an addiction let’s say.
I want to care…
but I’m too busy shoving Turtles Hand Pies into my pie hole!
Toodles and smoochies! xx